Punjab

As Bargari protesters stay put, Punjab govt wants to play it cool

October 09, 2018 11:44 AM

Action against Badals got a renewed push on Sunday when radical Sikh leaders, including Mand, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebels took out a march from Kotpakura to Bargari in support of the demand.
Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government is chary of using force to evict the anti-sacrilege protesters staging a sit-in at Bargari since June 1. A top Punjab government functionary on Monday said that there was no plan to act against the protesters as the sit-in has been peaceful and in no way causing inconvenience neither to the people nor to the administration.

On the other hand, the protesters are in no mood to call off the sit-in till former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and former deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal are arrested for their alleged role in the police firing on anti-sacrilege protesters in 2015. “Till then, the protest will continue,” said Dhian Singh Mand, a parallel Jathedar, who is the main face behind the sit-in.
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Action against Badals got a renewed push on Sunday when radical Sikh leaders, including Mand, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebels took out a march from Kotkapura to Bargari in support of the d

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